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1. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 11,085 | Gross: $0.04M

2. The Family Jewels (1965)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy

6.2
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A young heiress must choose between six uncles, one of which is up to no good and out to harm the girl's beloved bodyguard who practically raised her.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Neil Hamilton, Jay Adler

Votes: 1,647

3. Carnival Magic (1981)

G | 86 min | Fantasy

2.4
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A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Regina Carrol

Votes: 402

4. The Day the Clown Cried (1972)

90 min | Drama

A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Ahlm, Lars Amble, Harriet Andersson

5. Imaginaerum (2012)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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A coma sends an old man into his childhood's sinister fantasy world, where he must fight dementia and gain back his memories before it's too late.

Directors: Stobe Harju, Mark Roper | Stars: Francis X. McCarthy, Glenda Braganza, Helene Robbie, Ilkka Villi

Votes: 5,316

6. Marvellous (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.9
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The life of Neil Baldwin, a man who has shrugged off his perceived limitations to live an incredible life.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Toby Jones, Gemma Jones, Tony Curran, Nicholas Gleaves

Votes: 4,485

7. Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G | 96 min | Family, Drama

7.1
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Bob Sweeney

Votes: 659

8. Bartleby (2001)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $0.15M

9. La rançon de la gloire (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Two friends decide to steal Charlie Chaplin's body, right after his death, for ransom.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zem, Séli Gmach, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 584

10. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 86

11. Little Big Top (2006)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

Director: Ward Roberts | Stars: Sid Haig, Richard Riehle, Hollis Resnik, Mel England

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Yoyo (1965)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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A man has everything: dozens of servants, a palace, vast woods, gardens, a lake, mechanical toys, private entertainment troupes of musicians and dancers. He has it all - but love. When ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein

Votes: 1,018

13. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 108

14. Os saltimbancos Trapalhões (1981)

95 min | Family, Comedy

6.6
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Four humble and goofy employees of a prominent circus, all of them with a natural comedic talent, rebel against their tyrannical boss and his unscrupulous illusionist assistant.

Director: J.B. Tanko | Stars: Renato Aragão, Baiaco, Mário Cardoso, Maria Cláudia

Votes: 427

15. Sest medvedu s Cibulkou (1972)

83 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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The owner of a circus decides to swap his trained bears for trained pigs, and fires clown Cibulka. The clown gets a job at a local school, bears escape and seek him out and a school inspector comes into town.

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Lubomír Lipský, Jirí Sovák, Milos Kopecký, Jan Libícek

Votes: 245

16. O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 117

17. Painted Faces (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Mystery

6.1
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A vaudeville performer is murdered backstage and another performer is tried for the crime.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Helen Foster, Barton Hepburn, Dorothy Gulliver

Votes: 25

18. The Wrestler and the Clown (1957)

95 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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It's a story about two of the most famous russian personages. They become friends, and then go along on the path of glory in parallel.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Konstantin Yudin | Stars: Stanislav Chekan, Aleksandr Mikhaylov, Yuri Medvedev, Iya Arepina

Votes: 90

19. Eugenio (1999)

37 min | Animation, Short

7.8
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Director: Jean-Jacques Prunès

Votes: 5

20. 34-y skoryy (1981)

83 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Director: Andrey Malyukov | Stars: Lev Durov, Elena Mayorova, Algimantas Masiulis, Aleksandr Fatyushin

Votes: 71

21. Call of the Circus (1930)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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A retired circus clown, Herbert Rawlinson, finds love entering his life when he marries a member of the circus troupe, Ethel Clayton and the adoption of an orphaned circus girl, Joan Wyndham... See full summary »

Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Ethel Clayton, Joan Wyndham, William C. Kirby

22. Circus Capers (1930)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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A dog ringmaster woos away the mouse bareback rider from the mouse clown.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 49

23. Thomas Guérin... retraité (1978 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

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Thomas Guérin, a retired woodworker, runs aways to escape from a dreary life at his son's house. On the way, he strikes up a friendship with a young woman, Manou, and the two will share many adventures.

Director: Patrick Jamain | Stars: Charles Vanel, Anémone, Umberto Orsini, Frédéric de Pasquale

24. The Live Wire (1925)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The Great Maranelli, a stunting circus clown, falls instantly in love when he sees Dorothy Langdon, who does not think too much of him and lets him know it. He is so smitten that his works ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Hines | Stars: Johnny Hines, Edmund Breese, Mildred Ryan, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 10

25. Hearts and Spangles (1926)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Steve Carris, a medical student, is expelled from college, disowned by his father and joins a circus. He makes friends with Peg Palmer, and makes an enemy of Barclay, who has a yen for Peg ... See full summary »

Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: Wanda Hawley, Robert Gordon, Barbara Tennant, Eric Mayne

26. Spell of the Circus (1931)

Passed | 240 min | Action

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The manager of The Big Circus plots to marry the owner's daughter and gain control of the outfit.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Francis X. Bushman Jr., Alberta Vaughn, Tom London, Walter Shumway

27. Lidé z maringotek (1966)

87 min | Drama

7.9
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The young equestrian acrobat Nina Georgia (Emília Vásáryová) is the National Circus's biggest star. Her Latvian father and Georgian mother disapprove of her growing love for the fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Slávka Budínová, Josef Hlinomaz, Jozef Kroner

Votes: 31

28. One Day Stand (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short

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This Vitaphone Variety short covers the movement of the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty Circus from one town to the next one detailing the difficulties of the transportation; the feeding of the ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Star: Clyde Beatty

29. Ninja Clowns (1991 Video Game)

Action

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30. The Merry Medrano Circus Clowns (1910)

Documentary, Short

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Apart from the children, who beyond all doubt will find immense enjoyment in the antics and gambles of the Princes of Mirth, many of more mature years will be agreeably entertained by their... See full summary »

31. Un cirque passe (1950)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Directors: Jacques Letellier, Jean-François Méhu | Stars: Achille Zavatta, Serge Reggiani, Les Artistes et Ouvriers du Chapiteau du Cirque Zavatta, Romuald

32. Pink Elephants (1926)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Al is the circus ticket-seller, and the former ticket-seller, Phil, and the villainous ring-master are planning to get him into trouble. Al is in love with Lucille, the beautiful bare-back ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Al St. John, Clem Beauchamp, Spencer Bell, Phil Dunham

33. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Annabelle (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.5
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Nels becomes apprehensive when he learns that a traveling circus - in which his estranged sister, an obese woman named Annabelle, is one of the stars - is coming to Walnut Grove. Nels ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 116

34. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Blood and Circuses (2010)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a traveling circus comes to town a series of murders starting with the beautiful tiger trainer take center ring with Murdoch and Brackenreid.

Director: Sudz Sutherland | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 134

35. Person to Person (1953–1961)
Episode: Episode #1.26 (1954)

Documentary, News

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Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Imogene Coca, Emmett Kelly

36. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Episode dated 10 April 1955 (1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.0
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Panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf start the show blinded folded for their first challenger who's dressed as a lady clown with the Ringling Bros. and ... See full summary »

Director: Franklin Heller | Stars: Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis, Fred Allen, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 12

37. Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (2011– )
Episode: Larry Goes to the Swamp (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

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Larry visits people who live in the Atchafalaya Swamp in Louisiana, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey traveling circus in Virginia, and a soap box derby in Oregon.

Star: Larry the Cable Guy

38. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)
Episode: Run, Clown, Run (1962)

50 min | Adventure

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Gregory and Jason investigate when they learn a beloved circus clown has a profitable sideline playing the stock market and may also have a criminal past.

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Barry Coe, Gary Lockwood, Gigi Perreau, Jay Lanin

39. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Top Four Perform (2010)

120 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.6
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The top 4 contestants dance a group performance and with two different all-stars. Clips of their life, before they auditioned for the show, are shown.

Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman

Votes: 12

40. Stage 7 (1955– )
Episode: Where You Loved Me (1955)

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A famous clown recalls earlier in his career when he was starting out as a newlywed, dreaming of becoming a stage and television star and his wife's desire of a home and family. At first in... See full summary »

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Frances Rafferty, Dick Wessel, Joseph Crehan